Buffalo National River Partners

Working To Protect & Preserve America’s First National River


About BNRP

The Partners formed because of common interests in the Buffalo River. Our purposes, as stated in our mission statement, are dedicated to the promotion, appreciation, preservation and protection of the Buffalo River. The goals of the Partners are to provide volunteer and financial resources to Buffalo National River which will assist with a variety of projects to enhance facilities, improve visitor experiences and preserve the unique natural and cultural features of the Buffalo National River. Additionally, the Partners raise funds for specific projects and programs that assist the National Park... Read more →

Buffalo National River Thanks Local Partner Organizations

As Buffalo National River kicks off the National Park Service’s Centennial year we want to acknowledge the support the park has received thus far from our partners within the local community. The Harrison Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) has been instrumental in the kick off of the state wide Centennial Iron Ranger Challenge. Matt Bell, executive director of the Harrison... Read more →

BNR Press Release: River Closure Lifted, Damage Assessment Continues

The Buffalo River has receded sufficiently for canoe and kayak use to resume today.  Although a comprehensive damage assessment is still ongoing, all campgrounds with the exception of Tyler Bend and parts of Buffalo Point are open. However, all are still soaked and most have varying amounts of mud, sand, or silt covering former grass surfaces.  Roads throughout the park... Read more →

BNRP Hosts Visit by Marshall Islands Students

Twenty-one high school students from the Marshall Islands and four of their teachers from Har-ber school in Springdale toured Boxley Valley at the peak of fall color on October 17th. The visit was arranged by BNRP and the NPS as part of the Active Trails program to use our National Parks to encourage exercise and healthy living. Buffalo National River... Read more →

Historic 1870 Grist Mill Open for Weekend Guided Tours

The National Park Service, Buffalo National River Partners, and the Gorgas Science Foundation are pleased to announce free ranger-guided tours of the Boxley Grist Mill on Arkansas Highway 43 in Boxley Valley (Newton County) each weekend in October. These tours will be offered between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and last about 30 minutes.  From 1870... Read more →